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Category: Organic Agriculture
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Mango Mela in Mysuru in June 26.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
In the wake of the Nipah virus scare, plans are afoot to organise a Mango Mela where growers will be able to interact directly with consumers with the
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CM inaugurates ‘Grishmautsav’ 25.5.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Namchi, 25 May (IPR): Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Chamling stated that ‘Sikkim needs to be the first knowledge based society of the country’ while inaugurating the summer festival ‘Grishmautsav’ themed celebrating talent at the auditorium of Namchi Government College(NGC), Kamrang today. The festival is presented by Student Representative Council (SRC) also present were SLA Speaker […]
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Sufficient seed, fertiliser ready for kharif: Agriculture Minister 25.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Seed mela organised at PJTSAU
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India's organic consumption share less than 1%: study 24.5.2018 General News
ASSOCHAM-EY joint report titled, 'The Indian Organic Market: A new paradigm in agriculture', reveals that the agricultural policy of India has gradually shifted from espousing a production-centric approach to a more holistic approach, in addition to focusing on increased productivity, factors in climatic considerations, nutritional concerns, environmental impact and standard of living of the stakeholders.
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Greenscapes on Infosys’ campus 24.5.2018 Hindu: News
Exploring the verdant landscape of the company’s main campus in the capital city
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Demand for 'healthy food' increases organic product exports from India 23.5.2018 Sify Finance
Exports of organic products from India have risen over 20 per cent in the fiscal just ended owing to the "growing global appetite for healthy food" that is free from chemicals and pesticides residues. This is also a leg-up for the government's plans to expand the area under eco-friendly and sustainable farming, stakeholders say.
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Demand for 'healthy food' increases organic product exports from India 23.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Exports of organic products from India have risen over 20 per cent in the fiscal just ended owing to the "growing global appetite for healthy food" that is free from chemicals and pesticides residues. This is also a leg-up for the government's plans to expand the area under eco-friendly and sustainable farming, stakeholders say.
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Centre unveils model contract farming law 22.5.2018 General News
To ensure better price to farmers, the Centre today unveiled a model law on contract farming and services not only in agriculture crops but also in livestock, dairy and poultry products. The draft Agricultural Produce and Livestock Contract Farming and Services (promotion and facilitation) Act 2018 seeks to keep the contract farming/services contracts outside the ambit of respective Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act of the states, which will help buyers save 5-10 per cent on their transaction cost. It also provides for setting up of a dispute settlement authority and imposition of penalties for breach of contract. "Now, the ball is in the court of states, who have to adopt the model law and implement it at the earliest for the benefit of farmers," Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said after releasing the model law here. The government's aim is to double farmers income by 2022. The reforms in the marketing and other areas are being taken, keeping this objective .
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Seed mela on May 24 22.5.2018 Hindu: Hyderabad
To be simultaneously held at four places in the State
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Use education to create self-employment: Prez to students 21.5.2018 General News
President Ram Nath Kovind today exhorted the farm scientists to use their education to create self-employment ventures. The president was speaking at a convocation ceremony in Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni in Himachal Pradesh. Kovind accompanied by his wife arrived in Shimla yesterday on a six-day visit to the state. Addressing the gathering at the ceremony today, he said, Several enthusiastic youths have opted for their own ventures in agri sector after attaining education and started organic farming of fruits, vegetables and flowers and have become exporters of these produce. He presented gold medals and conferred degrees on 462 students and said, "it is encouraging that the girls have surpassed boys and out of nine medal winners, six are girls and one of them got two medals. Girls are proving their supremacy in education, sports, research, defence sciences, aviation and other areas which is a good sign for the country," he said. He said there were ...
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Need to adopt organic farming stressed 21.5.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Need to adopt organic farming stressed
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Death by slow poisoning 18.5.2018 Hindu: Gadgets
An estimated 10 million people in nine districts of West Bengal drink arsenic-laden groundwater. Priyanka Pulla finds that despite alarms having been sounded over decades, the State government has moved at a glacial pace to tackle the crisis, while people struggle to cope with the symptoms
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Thai snails kept 'happy' and healthy for their cosmetic slime 18.5.2018 Reuters: Entertainment News
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Giant African snails endemic to Thailand are getting the red carpet treatment to keep them producing top-notch slime, say farmers harvesting the mucus for use in cosmetics.
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Thai snails kept 'happy' and healthy for their cosmetic slime 18.5.2018 General News
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Giant African snails endemic to Thailand are getting the red carpet treatment to keep them producing top-notch slime, say farmers harvesting the mucus for use in cosmetics.
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CM “Jan Samparka Abhiyan” Namthang – Rateypani Leg 17.5.2018 Voice of Sikkim
Namthang-Rateypani, 17 May (IPR): Carrying on the ongoing Jan Samparka Abhiyan tour in South District, Chief Minister Mr. Pawan Chamling attended and interacted with the public of 13 Namthang-Rateypani Constituency at Phong Secondary School playground today. He was accompanied by SLA Speaker Mr. K. N. Rai, Area MLA Ms. Tilu Gurung , Cabinet Ministers, Chairman’s, […]
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HP Guv inaugurates farmers training camp 17.5.2018 General News
Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat today inaugurated the three-day farmers training camp under the Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) organised by the Agriculture department in Kangra district. The governor said that Badsar and Jiya Panchayats of Palampur would be the first to take the lead in implementing natural farming in the district. He added that it was a historical day when the mission, for which he was diligent from the last two and half years, was now taking a practical shape. Vrat congratulated the state government under the leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for implementing the model of natural farming in a real sense and said that it was a "pious mission to save the future generation and protect the fertile land". The past practice of chemical farming and organic farming was not fit in present context. As far as chemical farming is concerned, the products produced are harmful and poisonous and is also costly, he said. The governor said that side effects
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'Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain': A calibrated primer of good marriage (IANS Review, Rating: ***) 17.5.2018 Cinema-Showbiz
Film: "Angrezi Mein Kehte Hain"; Director: Harish Vyas; Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Ekavali Khanna, Anshuman Jha, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Brijendra Kala, Pankaj Tripathi, Ipshita Singh Chokroberty, Imran Zahid, Teji Sandhu, Manish Shukla, Mira Mishra; Rating: ***
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Demand for eco-friendly fabrics propels organic cotton farming in India 16.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Barku Jairam, a 55-year-old farmer from Barwani of Madhya Pradesh, has taken up cultivating organic cotton, which he claims, has significantly brought down input costs besides ensuring a decent yield.
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Now, radio transmission from Viyyur Central Jail 15.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Freedom Melody Radio will have one-hour transmission every day
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Opinion: Team Modi Creates Rural Time Bomb That's Ticking Away - By Yashwant Sinha 14.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
The foot-march of over 35,000 farmers from Nashik to Mumbai in March this year attracted a lot of national attention and succeeded in highlighting the problems of the farmers. The numerous suicides by...
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